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Transformative Approaches to New Technologies and Student Diversity in Futures Oriented Classrooms

Future Proofing Education

  • Leonie Rowan
  • Chris Bigum
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Towards Transformative Approaches to New Technologies and Student Diversity

  3. Futures Oriented Classrooms

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 227-241

About this book

Introduction

In this book we outline an optimistic, aspirational and unashamedly ambitious agenda for schooling.  We make cautious use of the concept of  ‘future proofing’ to signal the commitment of the various authors to re-thinking the purposes, content and processes of schooling with a view to ensuring that all children, from all backgrounds are prepared by their education to make a positive contribution to the futures that are ahead of them.<BR>

The book focuses on issues relating to technology and social justice to re-examine the traditional relationship between schools and technology, between schools and diverse learners, and between schools, children and knowledge. Drawing from examples from around the world, the book explores practical ways that diverse schools have worked to celebrate diverse understandings of what it means to be a learner, a citizen, a worker in these changed and changing times and the ways different technologies can support this agenda.<BR>

"Bigum and Rowan have put together a star collection of the most innovative researchers’ across the world. This will be a ‘must have’ book for anyone who knows anything about the field." 
Prof Bridget Somekh Manchester Metropolitan University

Keywords

Future proofing computers education and social justice education and technology educational technology funology knowledge knowledge producing schools schooling

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonie Rowan
    • 1
  • Chris Bigum
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith Inst. for Educational Research, School of Educ. & Professional StudiesGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith Inst. for Educational Research, School of Educ. & Professional StudiesGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia

About the editors

Dr Leonie Rowan is a passionately committed educator who  works with the concept of relationship centred pedagogies to disrupt traditional patterns of success and failure in diverse educational and cultural sites. Publishing widely in areas relating to the role of schools in social transformation she has also been a chief investigator on 3 nationally competitive Australia Research Council Grants and in 2010 won a Griffith University for Excellence in University Teaching.<BR>

Chris Bigum has an international reputation for researching the relationship between computing technologies and schooling and for thinking creatively about the way changing technological contexts challenge us to re-think the purposes of schooling. From the early years of computer use through to the read/write Web, his writings have consistently offered fresh and educationally productive insights.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"Bigum and Rowan have put together a star collection of the most innovative researchers’ across the world. This will be a ‘must have’ book for anyone who knows anything about the field." 
Prof Bridget Somekh Manchester Metropolitan University